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 Volunteer Army -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
The Volunteer Amy (VA) began forming in November-December of 1917 by (A general officer of the highest rank) General (additional info and facts about Mikhail Alekseev) Mikhail Alekseev in (additional info and facts about Novocherkassk) Novocherkassk and General (additional info and facts about Lavr Kornilov) Lavr Kornilov and his supporters.
Initially, the VA included volunteering officers, (A military trainee (as at a military academy)) cadets, students and (A member of a Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and military skill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia) Cossacks.
The (additional info and facts about White Army) White Army was known for its cruelty on conquered territories, for which the Soviet historyography would dub this ((medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)) regime "Denikinschina".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vo/volunteer_army.htm   (581 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Kitchener's Army Article
The New Army proved it's worth in many ways and was sorely tested in the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Passchendaele, where Field Marshal Douglas Haig used the troops in a costly attrition strategy which has caused no end of controversy.
In theory a recruit who was accepted into the army was first sent to his Regimental depot, where he would receive his kit and be given an introduction to army discipline and training, before being sent to the main training camps to join his battalion.
In practice, no Regiment had the required stocks of equipment, or the manpower to train the flood of recruits, men were trained in their own clothes and shoes.
www.ipedia.com /kitchener_s_army.html   (654 words)

  
 [Australian War Memorial]
At the outbreak of the Second World War a new volunteer army was raised and sent for service overseas, while members of the Citizen Military Forces (CMF) remained in Australia to ensure home defence.
At that time the defence of Australia included the defence of Australian territories in Papua and New Guinea, and when the Japanese entered the war, members of the CMF fought together with the AIF in New Guinea.
Men of the 29th/46th Battalion have a short spell after plodding up a steep, muddy road north of Gusika, where they inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese.
www.awm.gov.au /encyclopedia/conscription/ww2.htm   (129 words)

  
 Adherents.com
If not actually declining, membership in The Salvation Army is not keeping pace with the increasing population of the country as a whole.
There was no intent to deceive when the Army reported a five percent increase in 1975, which caused religious peridocals to hail it as 'the fastest growing US religious body'; the Army decided in 1975 to begin recording everyone who makes use of its community-center youth programs and corps facilities.
With its gaslights, two 'little dragon flags,' and John 3:16 in Chinese characters on the wall, the Chinese corps was a triumph from the start; by the end of the year 36 Chinese had been saved, and a second corps was opened in San Jose.
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_578.html   (2692 words)

  
 Laird, Melvin Robert on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
As a member (1953-69) of the U.S. House of Representatives, he served on the appropriations committee where he actively supported a large military budget and a strong nuclear defense posture as well as increased funds for health and education.
Laird became secretary of defense in President Nixon's cabinet and presided over the shift from a conscripted to an all-volunteer army.
He supported (1970) the invasion of Cambodia and approved the strategy of bombing North Vietnam to force a peace settlement.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Laird-M1e.asp   (343 words)

  
 Media is a Plural - Rory O'Connor's Blog » Wiki-mania
Somewhat unwittingly, Cunningham had created one of the greatest social networking tools ever invented.
But it took the vision of Wales – and what rapidly turned into an online, global volunteer army – to take the wiki phenomenon to the next level.
Offered the chance to create their own “content,” and handed a tool that made doing so easy and fun, a community began to coalesce around the wikipedia site.
www.roryoconnor.org /blog/index.php?p=136   (1288 words)

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